In a season that's been defined by rain, Thursday was the perfect day to get out on the course to play a round of golf.
"The course has been really really green and, can't complain that much," said Jay Lunieski, a golfer from Crystal.
Lunieski of was one of the many golfers soaking in the sun on Theodore Wirth Golf Course in Golden Valley, but talk to golf course staff members, and they're concerned about a completely different kind of soaking.
"A week ago, what is now fairway, I virtually would have been standing in two feet of water," said Mike Baker, manager at Theodore Wirth Golf Course.
While conditions have improved slightly on the par-4, 9th hole, standing water is still an issue, so Theodore Wirth course managers had to temporarily turn it into a par--3 hole so the water doesn't get in the golfers' way.
"It's been, 25 years, 26 years, since we've had something this wet," Baker said.
In a good year, Baker said the golf course would see about 250 golfers a day, but thanks to Mother Nature and all of this water, that number has dwindled down to about a hundred.
"Play is down," Baker said. "Mother Nature has reared her ugly head and given us lots of rain."
Other parts of the course are still soggy thanks to high water levels in Bassett Creek. Yet even with less than ideal turf conditions,the golfers play on, and staff members stay optimistic.
"We are not even half way through, so we're looking forward to a good rest of the season and taking care of our patrons who have supported us through thick and thin," Baker said.
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